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Downward Spiral

for Wind Ensemble

"Downward Spiral" is a dark and mysterious piece that was originally written for a chamber ensemble before being adapted to Wind Ensemble. This piece prominently features the Bass Clarinet in the intro section for an extended cadenza. The title refers to the tonal centers of this work, as it cycles downwards through all 12 keys from the beginning to end.

Difficulty - Hard

Length - 6' 15"

Price - $100

Instrumentation:

Piccolo

Flute 1, 2

Oboe 1, 2

Bassoon 1, 2

Clarinet 1, 2, 3

Bass Clarinet

Contrabass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone 1, 2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Horn in F 1, 2, 3, 4

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3

Trombone 1, 2

Bass Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Piano

String Bass

Timpani

Percussion 1 (Crotales, Finger Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal)

Percussion 2 (4 Toms, Bongos, Woodblock)

Percussion 3 (China Cymbal, Tambourine, Tam-Tam)

Percussion 4 (Bass Drum, Woodblock)

 

Downward Spiral - Wind Ensemble
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